The Painted Word

In the Sunday Series of works from “The Art of Prophecy” I am posting two Isaiahs. Both of these works are presented in the book. I prefer Raphael’s Isaiah to Michalangelo’s based on which one I suppose is the more likely portrayal. The book points out the similarities of Raphael’s Isaiah to Michelangelo’s Moses.

Raphael's - The Prophet Isaiah, 1511-1512

Raphael (Raffaello Sanzio of Urbino) 1483-1520

Michelangelo's - Prophet Isaiah, 1509 Sistine Chapel

Michelangelo Buonarroti 1475 – 1564

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2 thoughts on “The Painted Word

  1. I have to agree with you on Raphael’s portrayal. Raphael had a gift of envloping a mood within his style pertaining to the subject matter–his cherubs are precious.

    Janet, I think that’s what makes your style so lovely. It captures a mood–and not everyone is able to do that.

    It’s been a treat seeing your work as you move through “The Art of Prophecy”.

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